paper issues | blog hop

The Paper Issues Design Team gals have lined up a terrific blog hop for you with three different categories, so you're bound to find at least one category that's right up your alley. And if you're someone like me who loves it all, you're going to be busy this weekend!

You should have arrived here from the blog of the amazing Holly Humbert where she's sharing a super cool project, but I recommend starting at Paper Issues so you don't miss a single blog. Your next stop will be the fabulous Jennie McGarvey. And just a HINT...some of our designers have giveaways on their blogs, so be sure to hop along all the way to the end! As an added bonus, Miss Cassie has extended a special 25% off coupon code to the Paper Issues shop. At checkout, just use the code HOP25 effective through Sunday.

Now, on to my TREE HUGGER project. If you're a regular reader of I Love It All, you already know that we live in the mountains and have lots of trees {duh} in our immediate view....so, you know, we love our trees!



I added a line of sewing around the cover of my Fall mini with my Mom's trusty oooooold Singer sewing machine and added a folded over punched bracket shape for the year  holder.


Detail of the inside front cover embellished with a journaling stamp where I'll write some sort of introduction before this is all over. Below is a transparency which I've embellished with a page pebble...


...and this is the back of the same transparency with another page pebble to cover up the plain back side. I used a Scenic Route cardstock journaling sticker directly on the photo of the girls driving their Prowler up the driveway to Nana's and Papa's for our last swim of the season. Love, love, love those journaling stickers. I have them in every color imaginable.


And, of course, back-to-school certainly signals that Fall has arrived! It's getting easier to get used to a quiet, empty house after years of having a house full.


Here are two detail shots with more machine stitching.


Wow, adore this spread. I stamped the kraft paper {edited to add: Market Street Stamps has all their background stamps on sale and this wood grain is one of them...get it now for $9.60} with VersaMark and I loooove how it turned out, probably due to the excellent quality of the stamp I used! Or that I heart the turning of the leaves...who knows. The right side has another transparency.


We'll not even begin to go into the number of vehicles and toys and fixer-uppers my Gordon has had since we married. Or even this year, for that matter. Another story for sure. 



 Details:


Blurry photo, Monika. Yes, it is, but I don't care a bit because that look of triumph is priceless to me. She is a speed demon. Now. Not a week ago, but now, yes! That girly girl flowered paper is so Isabella, it's not even funny. And it coordinates so well with her shirt, eh? 


Yep, more stitching...kind of unifies the album.


Here's Duke, Dukie, the Dukester, Dukie Duke...you get the idea. Our family dog. He's a border collie so he likes to herd. The horses, the cats, the children.


This page holds stamps and a handwritten note from my 52Photos partner-in-crime, Lisa! It's not every day a Walland girl gets a goody package all the way from Sweden. Or a gorgeous necklace.


Life IS good! So good, it's Great! This is a photo of the sun getting ready to head back behind the mountain across the creek from our kitchen door. Those rays of sunshine were an added surprise when I downloaded the photo. Lucky me.


There you have, the trees of our life. Wouldn't you want to hug them, too? I'll be updating my mini throughout this Fall as we add more photos about our extraordinarily ordinary life.


GIVEAWAY TIME: If you'd like to have a chance of winning your very own Fall Mini Book from I Love It All on Etsy, you can earn entries. Good luck! Don't forget to head on over to Jennie's blog and to use that HOP25 coupon code before Sunday. Comments will close Sunday evening and the winner of my giveaway will be announced on Monday morning on this very same blog post.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

88 comments

  1. This is amazing! I love all the fantastic journaling, the stitching, the photos and all the extras! You are so talented. What a fab mini! Thanks for inspiring!!!!

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  2. I'm a blog follower! And my husband has lots of "project" vehicles, too- in the form of Jeeps. Jeep parts are everywhere around here! :)

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  3. I follow the Paper Issues blog!

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  4. I like i love it all on facebook!

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  5. I like the i love it all shop on etsy, too!

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  6. I Love your mini miss Fabulous MIni!!!
    I especially like the stitching you've carried through ...

    Tons of inspiration in this project ;-)
    MERCI

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  7. @Sarah- Oh yeah, we've had our fair share of Jeeps through the years. Perhaps our husbands should chat!

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  8. This. Is. FANTASTIC!!! LOVE this mini, love the page with the red circle, love how you used a receipt as a page- wonderful!

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  9. Fabulous, Monika! I love all of the sewing you did. I never thought to sew right onto the photo! What a great touch!

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  10. Monika, what an amazing mini! I love the use of the red thread throughout the entire thing, brilliant!

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  11. wow- this mini is amazing!! all the photos are fabulous, my fav is the one of your kiddos walking to school, i feel the same way every day the bus pulls away! (until i get to the craft room and then it's "kids? what kids?")

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  12. Hi, I love your little book! Great size. I'm a Paper Issues blog follower.

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  13. ...and now I'm following I Love it All as well!

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  14. in addition to liking you on facebook :)

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  15. I love this mini Monika!!!! I love its simplicity and the red stitching is such a nice touch! Bravo!

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  16. Your mini is mega cute! The stitching and the little details are outstanding! loveit!
    elisaphotoscrap@gmail.com

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  17. So excited to see your fall mini!! And wow, your colors really are changing! I remember you posted almost that same picture a few weeks ago, and there was just a little bit of color! :) How fun.

    So, lets see . . . I already follow your blog! Will post my other entries below! TFS your book!

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  18. I think I'm now liking I Love It All on Etsy on Facebook. :/ Did that make sense? LOL! I clicked through the links, so I hope I did it right!

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  19. And, of course, we're already friends on FB! Me and I Love it All! It's official -- I'm a stalker! :)

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  20. Oh, and I just love that little photo of the girls on the 4 wheeler. SO cute. :)

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  21. I like the Paper Issues Etsy shop!

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  22. I now have paper issues on facebook. :)

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  23. I follow the I Love It All blog!

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  24. I like the I Love It All Etsy shop!

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  25. I like I Love It All on Facebook! I love your mini-album--so cute! I also love to make mini-albums. We also have a Border Collie that likes to chase the horses, cats, and children!

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  26. I follow the "I Love It All" blog via RSS. You have such a talent for putting little bits of stuff together (without it being a big complicated cluster) and making it look so cute. I just love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. gorgeous details Monika! What a beautiful mini!!!

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  28. I follow the I Love It All blog through my Google Reader! Thanks for all the inspiration on your blog Monika!

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  29. I have designated your I Love It All Etsy shop as my favorite on Etsy! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. I'm already an "I Love It All" Facebook fan! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  31. I already follow the Paper Issues blog! ;) Love it!

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  32. I liked the Paper Issues Etsy shop! (Have to say, first time I visited there and it looks fun!)

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  33. I already follow the I Love It All blog! Love it too!

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  34. I liked the I Love It All Etsy shop! Really, I do!!! LOL

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  35. I liked I Love It All on Facebook! (Can't believe I hadn't already!)

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  36. Just did all the "likes" and comments. Your mini album, I ADORE it. The stitching is most awesome!! Looking forward to following your work :)

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  37. Love the mini...following your blog

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  38. WHOA! What an A-MAZ-ING album, Monika! Fall is my favorite and I love all your journaling. Just gorgeous! The woodgrain stamp looks PERFECT in here! I love love love the messy stitching on the cover, too. Hugs, Angelica

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  39. Paper Issues Etsy shop in my favorites

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  40. I "liked" i love it all on facebook

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  41. I tried to add I Love It All to my favorites on Etsy but the site was having problem...will try again later

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  42. You can never go wrong with Scenic Route. I love what you did with it.

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  43. Great site. amyleighallred@hotmail.com

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  44. I "liked" the Paper Issues Etsy shop

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  45. I "liked" the I Love It All Etsy shop
    amyleighallred@hotmail.com

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  46. and now following the Paper Issues blog
    amyleighallred@hotmail.com

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  47. I am blown away by this album Monika. so much inspiration and fabulous ideas in such a gorgeous mini!
    You know I am already a fan and follower!
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

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  48. I am a new follower of your blog,I don't do fb,I just love your album so cute,Your border collie very cute,I 3 aussies dogs! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  49. What a super fun project Monika. Love that woodgrain stamp. Must get one. :) Love the stitching and the fun colors too. :)

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  50. Ah Monika -- I follow your blog! Claire

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  51. Ah, and I "Like" you on FaceBook!

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  52. and I like your Etsy shop. I actually LOVE your Etsy shop, but hey, that is the way it is! Love all of your work.

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  53. Oh what a cute mini album! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  54. I already follow along :) Etsy, check, FB, check...

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  55. How amazing is this?!?! LOVE LOVE LOVE it :)

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  56. what a fabulous little mini album!!!

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  57. Your mini is amazing!!! love all the added details and stitching!

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  58. wow.. this booklet is so full of neat ideas. I like how you stitched around a pic highlighting the sun peeking through the forest and hung a tag..

    Its ideas like this that make it stand apart..

    (as much as I would love it..dont add me to the giveway)

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  59. Hi Monika...fabulous mini-album!I am a follower of the Paper Issues blog.

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  60. I added the Paper Issues etsy shop to my etsy favorites!

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  61. I am a follower of your blog -- i love it all -- and have been for sometime.

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  62. I added your etsy shop to my etsy favorites. (I really want to win that mini-album!)

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  63. I just "liked" your FB page. Thanks for all the chances to win!

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  64. This is such a fantastic mini book!!! Great photos, too!
    Don't add me to the drawings; just stopping by.
    Fellow DT member

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  65. Thats a wonderful mini album, so fun and fall like. Thank you for sharing.

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  66. WoW! Awesome project, love all the elements you incorporated into it! Thanks for sharing!I'm a new follower.

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  67. This mini is so amazing! I love all your little touches. The stitching is fantastic!! <3

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  68. Love the mini - so many interesting ideas to lift. Thanks!

    I'm a new follower.

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  69. I already follow the Paper Issues blog.

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  70. i already like the paper issues etsy shop.

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  71. I follow the Paper Issues blog.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  72. I follow the I love it all blog.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  73. This is fab Monika, that little picture saying 'miss them already' made me sad but yet smile as it's just what I've been going through with my little one starting senior school. I've added myself as a follower, liked you on fb and etsy (no need to add me to the giveaway)

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  74. Monika wow! That is a ton of work you put into this, It turned out lovely!

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  75. this is the most fabulous fall mini album! i just love its size & all the fantastic stitching and colors too! hugs girl!

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  76. Love your mini album! Such sweet memories you are capturing. :) I follow your blog :)

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  77. I love your Etsy shop! With all of your fantastic mini's!!! I love your style and creative sense! I feel very inspired by you! I'm glad we're friends on fb!:D

    ~Vanessa W

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